HSEO Safety Course in Feb 2011

To:       Departmental Health & Safety Officers 

Fm:      Health, Safety & Environment Office
Date:   19 January 2011

Health, Safety and Environment Office will arrange the following 4 safety courses in February 2011: 

In-House Safety Management Training Course 2011
Sessions: (All Wednesdays)
1) 16 February 20112) 23 February 2011
3) 2 March 2011
4) 9 March 2011

9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Room Y 951 
(Cantonese supplement with English terms)

Mr Y K Kam, Ir Nelson Chan
  1. Managing HSE in PolyU (Mr Y K Kam)
  2. Conducting Safety Inspection (Ir Nelson Chan)
  3. H&S Programs derived from the accident causation model (Mr Y K Kam)
  4. Risk management approach of H&S management (Mr Y K Kam)    
Course objectives:
The University Health and Safety Policy stipulates that Departmental Health and Safety Officer (DHSO) should be appointed by Head of Department to assist him/her in ensuring high standards of health and safety in their departments and the DHSOs should be suitably trained.
Every year, HSEO organizes training courses for DHSOs and supervisors who have specific health and safety responsibilities so that they can carry out their duties effectively. 

Target group(s):
All untrained DHSOs and those who may take up health and safety duties within their department are required to attend. 
Remarks: A 10-15 minutes test will be given at the end of each session and HSEO will issue certificate to those participants who have attended all 4 sessions and passed all the tests. (Please apply on or before 9 February 2011)


Laboratory Safety Reinforcement Training for Research Personnel

17 February 2011 (Thu) 
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Room M106        
(English supplemented with Cantonese)

Mr Danny Fok, Mr Chris Leung, Mr Ivan Chan
  1. Laboratory safety management; chemical and biological safety (Mr Danny Fok)
  2. Laser and ionizing radiation safety (Mr Chris Leung)
  3. Fire and other hazards in the laboratory (Mr Ivan Chan)
Course objectives:
This course is the second tier training on laboratory safety for research personnel who has completed the on-line training and registered as laboratory users via the “Web-based Self-learning and Registration System on Laboratory Safety”. Since participants already have basic concepts of laboratory safety, this course aims at providing information on specific areas of laboratory safety with more examples and accident cases for their learning. They are also encouraged to raise questions on health and safety conditions of their respective laboratories for discussion.     

Target group(s):
Research personnel who have registered as laboratory users via the “Web-based Self-learning and Registration System on Laboratory Safety” on HSEO’s homepage should attend this course within a period of three months after registration.  
(Please apply on or before  10 February 2011)


Assessing Risk of Your Workplace [Cancelled]

21 February 2011 (Mon)
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Room Y951 (in Cantonese)

Mr Y K Kam, Mr Chris Leung
1.     Principle of risk management and risk assessment
2.     The 5 steps approach of risk assessment
3.     Using the HSE Form 14 for assessing risk
Course objectives:
Risk assessment is one of the useful tools of risk management and applicable to the safety management of a workplace. This lecture will teach you a simple but yet practical step-by-step risk assessment method using a tailor-made form.

Target group(s):
Supervisors responsible for the safety management of offices, laboratories and workshops.     (Please apply on or before 14 February 2011)


Office Safety

25 February 2011 (Fri)
10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Room Y951
(in Cantonese)

Ir Nelson Chan

1. Physical hazards of office environment and preventive measures
2. Health hazards in office and the precaution methods
3. Environmental issues in office
4. Proper use of the workstation
5. Safe and proper manual handling methods
6. Safe use of office equipment
Course objectives:
To provide participants with the common occupational hazards of health, safety and environment in the Office and the preventive measures.

Target group(s):
All Departmental Health & Safety Officers and colleagues with supportive roles in office health and safety are welcome to attend. 

(Please apply on or before 18 February 2011)

Departmental Health & Safety Officers are kindly requested to review their departmental situation and invite staff to attend. Interested staff should register for the course(s) via the HSEO on-line enrolment system athttp://www.polyu.edu.hk/hseo/training-news/training-enrollment     

For enquiries, please e-mail to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call HSEO General Office at tel: 3400-8386/3400-8396.